White and green plus black
In Brussels I learnt that keeping the whitewash trunk coating on during summer helps trees stay cool. Similar to people wearing white clothing on a hot day (not me), whitewash reflects sunlight and heat away so the foliage can concentrate on transpiration and fruit development
Under the Prague's Cathedral
With its breathtaking beauty, St. Vitus Cathedral it's the crowning jewel overlooking the great square of Prague Castle. It's one of the most beautiful cathedrals I have ever seen. Facing its massive facade, it brought tears to my eyes. I was overwhelmed with emotion, trying to take it all in all at once. I wish I had binoculars to take a closer look at this monumental work of art. Whether you are religious or not, it's a must-see.
The Little Mermaid
Despite countless weather checks in the weeks prior to my arrival in Copenhagen 🇩🇰, happy and optimistic about the sun forecast and 20 fresh degrees, I was greeted by a thick cloud cover and a February-like weather on landing. After a long day of strolling under the freezing Danish rain, having escaped God knows how from pneumonia, I was rewarded with a glorious dawn at Langelinie, where I could chat with a dear childhood friend of mine🧜🏻♀
There's a power struggle going on across Europe these days. A few cities are competing against each other to see who shall emerge as the great 21st century European metropolis. Will it be London? Paris? Berlin? Zurich? Maybe Brussels, center of the young union? They all strive to outdo one another culturally, architecturally, politically, fiscally. But Rome, it should be said, has not bothered to join the race for status. Rome doesn't compete. Rome just watches all the fussing and striving.
San Matteo's Church
Among the many legends that surround the ancient city of Lecce, those related to monuments or sacred places, are certainly to be considered the most interesting. Like the legend of the Devil's column, linked to the beautiful church of San Matteo, one of the 100 city churches, dated 1667.
In love with Nyhavn
Nyhavn is an unforgettable experience, despite the cold morning breeze. Copenhagen has always fascinated me a lot, but finally being here surpasses by far all my expectations about the beauty of this city. And after tasting the delicious Kanelsnegle, Copenhagen you completely stole my heart.
Despite the large turnout of people who daily visit the Alte Nationalgallerie and relax on the museum's front lawn, I was lucky enough to find this elegant, completely empty colonnade and I took the opportunity to take a picture because why not?
A look at the lake
This small haven of peace is worth a visit in any season. In summer you can lay in the sun by the beach at the edge of the forest or stand on the romantic wooden pier and admire the colors of sunset. The Katzensee is an ideal retreat to escape the city, breathe deeply and relax. And even if his name has nothing to do with cats, I always hope to bump into a four-legged friend to cuddle.
Thinking with Cicero
Did you know that the Palais de Justice in Brussels is the largest architecture built in the 19th century, even bigger than the St. Peter's Basilica in Rome? Walking among these gigantic colonnades and mesmerising sculptures makes you feel so small, like this one here depicting ancient orator and philosopher Cicero